Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Maze Runner

This is an adaptation of the bestselling Young Adult dystopian science fiction novel of the same name. Unlike many the other movie adaptations of YA dystopian sci-fi books which have been made recently, this one has the feel of a thriller. There is much more of a mystery component - why are these kids in this bizarre place? What's in the maze?
The film is well acted and quite well done visually. The maze feels very solid, though this may have more than a little to do with the IMAX sound system, which makes sliding wall segments very tactile indeed.
It does what it set out to do very well. Fans of sci-fi, YA, and/or thrillers should like it.

Performance: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Production: 4.5/5
Overall: 4/5
Bechdel: Fail
Reverse-Bechdel: Pass
Mako Mori: Fail
What are these?

1. Boyhood
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past
5Edge of Tomorrow
6. The Fault in Our Stars
7. Lone Survivor
8. The Wind Rises
9. The Maze Runner
10The Amazing Spider-Man 2
11. The Lego Movie
12. Lust For Love
13. The Grand Budapest Hotel
15. Hercules
16. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
17. Maleficent
18I, Frankenstein
19. Monuments Men
20. Knights of Badassdom
21. Divergent
22. Brick Mansions
23. 300: Rise of an Empire
24. Godzilla
25. RoboCop
26The Giver
27. Winter's Tale
28. Transcendence
29. Noah
30The Legend of Hercules
31. Need For Speed
32. 3 Days to Kill
34. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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